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  • El Paso County plans to put teeth into outdoor burning policy

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    A few weeks ago, a late night burning of dead trees in Black Forest brought back nightmares to residents still traumatized by the horrific wildfire of 2013. Yet, the smell of smoke and the sight of flames could become more common in Black Forest, as residents and utility companies...

  • Durham appointed to 5th CD vacancy on Colorado education board

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    DENVER - A vacancy committee has selected former state Sen. Steve Durham as the newest member of the state Board of Education, replacing Paul Lundeen, who resigned after he won a seat in the state House of Representatives. Durham received 33 of the 53 votes cast at the El Paso County...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper apologizes for state as Native American runners mark Sand Creek Massacre anniversary

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    DENVER — Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribal members are marking the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado, one of the deadliest massacres in American history. They're paying tribute to two Army officers who refused to participate in the slaughter, which left about 200...

  • Blog: City Council wants views on C4C and pot for District 2 post

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Help wanted: City Council is accepting applications to fill former-councilmember Joel Miller’s seat in District 2. But City Council isn’t just looking for citizen do-gooder. City Council members want to know the would-be council member's views on the City for Champions project,...

  • State to launch new Colorado-wide child abuse hotline

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    A Colorado-wide hotline for reporting child abuse or neglect is on track to open Jan. 1, state officials said Tuesday. The hotline - the first of its kind to launch across Colorado - aims to offer Coloradans a single, easy-to-remember number to call amid the state's current patchwork...

  • Bach pushes capital improvements funding plan for ballot, but council members hesitant

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Citizens had a chance Tuesday to peruse poster boards detailing Mayor Steve Bach's funding plan for capital improvement projects across Colorado Springs, which includes stormwater projects. Bach hosted the fourth of six community forums to take feedback on the proposal that calls for...

  • Hickenlooper calls on county reps for unity to deal with Colorado issues

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Speaking at a statewide meeting of Colorado counties Tuesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper encouraged a room packed with commissioners to move past the vitriol of the campaign season and look toward working together. "We heard from various counties talking about the Colorado way,"...

  • John Suthers opens early lead in one phase of Colorado Springs mayoral race

    By Monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    In the money-raising race for Colorado Springs mayor, outgoing Colorado Attorney General John Suthers continues to have a big lead. Suthers has raised $72,799 for his campaign, records show. Suthers is one of four mayoral candidates that filed campaign finance reports with the City...

  • El Paso County GOP to vote on replacement for Lundeen's education board seat

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    A vacancy committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday night at El Paso County GOP headquarters to select a replacement for State Education Board member Paul Lundeen, who is resigning after winning a seat in the state House of Representatives. Four candidates are expected to be nominated...

  • GOP aide resigns over criticism of Obama daughters

    MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON — An aide to a Republican congressman resigned Monday after her Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash. Elizabeth Lauten, communications director to Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, said 16-year-old Malia Obama and her sister...

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